Research and innovation

There are a few ‘Walport’ training posts offering both clinical and research training for specialist registrars (SpRs).

Larger centres offer opportunities for formal research projects. In all other departments there is a wealth of clinical material available. The many small projects that are produced in this setting require support and resources, for example in complying with the rigorous system for gaining ethical permission. Healthcare scientists are also encouraged to do research and may help in this as in clinical work, but are also in short supply. The British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology (BSCN) meetings give trainees and consultants an opportunity to present research work.